Could a $500 Canon G10 equal a $40,000 Hasselblad and Phase One 39 Megapixel medium format back in image quality, at least in prints up to 13X19″ (Super A3)?

Even the experts cannot tell the difference with good reliability. Michael Reichmann’s article at Luminous Landscape titled You’ve Got to be Kidding! is a fascinating read!

Posted in Digital photography, Miscellaneous on October 24th, 2008. No Comments.

Canon consumer imaging group has just launched a sweepstakes promotion event called “Win Maria’s Diamonds”. By entering (limit one entry per person per day) between August 20, 2008 to October 20, 2008, you could one one of five diamond-studded Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS Digital ELPH Cameras, valued at $8,500 each.

Maria Sharapova, a well known women’s tennis star, has won the Wimbledon in 2004, U.S. Open in 2006, and Australian Open in 2008. She entered a contract as Canon’s global brand representative with Canon providing sponsorship through 2010. She has appeared in many Canon ads with the slogan “Make every shot a powershot”.

Posted in Miscellaneous on August 21st, 2008. 3 Comments.

Are you Nikon fans? All-you-can-eat rumors about Nikon can be found here:

Posted in Miscellaneous on June 4th, 2008. No Comments.

Perhaps you have heard the horror stories that some unlucky photographers got harassed by law enforcement officers or concerned citizens when taking photos at public places. Knowing your rights and related laws can prevent you from getting into a stressful and costly legal trouble.

USA Today published an article by talk show host Kim Komando, listing some very common picture-taking scenarios photographers face and how they should be approached. Read: Think twice before taking pictures in public.

Posted in Legal issues, Miscellaneous on April 17th, 2008. No Comments.

Let’s face it. The value of a digital camera drops like a rock over time. I spent $1300 on a Nikon D70 in 2004. It is now worth about $300, without factoring in the inflation. How to make the photography hobby worth the big price tag besides the pure enjoyment? Read this interesting post on the personal finance blog I will teach you to be rich. In addition to what were said there, I found selling photos is another obvious way of paying for the cost of photography hobby. I made enough on a micro stock photo site (with just a few hundred photos) to cover the cost of the D70, a D200, and half a dozen decent lenses in the past a few years.

Posted in Inspiration, Miscellaneous on March 17th, 2008. No Comments.

Cop went extra mile to find the owner of a digital camera filled with safari photos. The owner was obviously very happy to find the lost photos and memory. As a digital photographer, we cannot always count on someone to return your lost camera and invaluable photos. Here is something you can do to safe-guard your captures:

  • Always download and backup photos immediately after shooting if possible.
  • Keep the backup copies of the photos separate from the camera and the other copy.
  • Label or mark your camera, flash media, and accessories with your name and phone number.
  • If your camera supports it, setup your camera to automatically tag your photos with your name and contact information in the EXIF metadata section of each photo.
Posted in Digital photography, Miscellaneous on March 12th, 2008. No Comments.

On page iv of D70 and D200, or page xxii of D300 user manual, you will find the following:

Notice for customers in the State of California

WARNING: Handling the cord on this product may expose you to lead, a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.

Have you paid attention to this at all? Read More…

Posted in Miscellaneous on March 3rd, 2008. 4 Comments.

This is the last total lunar eclipse you can see before December 2010. Don’t miss this great photo opportunity if you missed the last one. For more details, please visit this NASA page and read the viewing guide at Here are some moon shooting tips on DPTnT:

Posted in Photo Spots & Opps. on February 17th, 2008. No Comments.
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